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A waterway near Yuma, Arizona where Colorado River water drifts beneath a metal bridge and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Almost 750 people, mostly families from Guatemala, waded through the Colorado River and crossed into the United States before surrendering to Yuma-area Border Patrol agents over the weekend. Read more»

A father and son wait outside of the Nogales port of entry, seeking asylum in the United States last summer.

Driven by Central American families, the number of people detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has increased to the highest level in nearly 11 years. This year's shortest month was the busiest since 2007 for border agents. Read more»

A remote stretch of desert on the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument where hundreds of people, including families with children, have crossed into the United States to seek asylum.

For the second time in February, Ajo-area Border Patrol agents detained a large group of people from Central America after they crossed into the U.S. west of Lukeville, Ariz., part of a months-long surge that the agency has called "alarming." Read more» 1

People wait in line at the Morley pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Son. in December.

Three civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration's plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. Read more»

Mexican security forces on duty on duty guarding migrants waiting to enter the U.S. as part of a caravan that arrived this month at the Texas-Mexico border

For the sixth straight day since arriving at the Texas-Mexico border, roughly 1,600 Central American migrants intent on seeking asylum in the U.S. are playing a frustrating waiting game in Mexico. Read more»

A group of 325 people from Central America, including 150 children, crossed into the United States near Lukeville, Ariz., part of a long-term trend of people entering the U.S. in remote areas in large groups.

Ajo-area Border Patrol agents encountered 325 Central Americans — including 150 children — who entered the U.S. and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville, Ariz., on Thursday morning. Read more»

President Donald Trump's claims about asylum seekers don't mesh with his own administration's figures or a recent study.

In arguing for border wall funding, President Trump claimed — without any evidence — that only 2 percent of those apprehended crossing the border and released pending immigration hearings appear in court. But administration officials put the figure at about 50 percent, while immigration experts say it is even higher. Read more»

Immigrants at a shelter in Tucson waiting for soup just hours after they were released from ICE custody in December.

Leaked document: Customs and Border Protection is preemptively preparing for a lawsuit over a controversial new plan that will send asylum seekers from Central America back to Mexico while their cases wind through the immigration system. Read more»

Robin Hoover marks the 15th anniversary of the deployment of one of two blue barrels containing water, as part of an effort by Humane Borders to halt the number of deaths in southwestern Pima County, in 2016. The beat-up blue plastic water barrel became part of an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt design museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution.

"Civil society must begin a national discourse on immigration reform and carry through with it. Leaving the conversations to politicians and law enforcement is not getting the job done." — Rev. Robin Hoover Read more»

Families from Guatemala and Honduras wait for their opportunity to apply for asylum at an international bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Mexican government has agreed to take 10,000 migrants seeking U.S. asylum, despite protests that the move threatens legal representation and exposes asylum seekers to violence. Read more»

Protestors in front of the immigration court building in Tucson in November protesting the deployment of troops along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Nearly 43,000 immigration hearings cancelled because of the government shutdown will mean a years-long "avalanche" that will clog courts for years, a federal immigration judge said. Read more»

Wilder Maldonado's journey takes him home to El Salvador, where more than a third of Salvadorans live below the poverty line. Wilder's mother said jobs in this remote part of the country pay about $5 a day. Wilder has told his mother he will try to go to the U.S. to work when he’s older.

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy separated kids and parents, putting the children in foster care, where many of them got a taste of a life much better than the one they left. What happens when they land back home? Read more»

Two young girls watch a soccer match on a television from their holding area at the CBP Nogales Placement Center in 2014. Other detainees sleep under foil mylar blankets.

While scrutiny has increased after two children died in New Mexico, border agencies have faced a years-old lawsuit filed in Tucson claiming migrants are punished by holding them in freezing, dirty cells with tainted water, poor food, and a lack of health care. Read more»

Migrants wait in line for food at a Tucson motel, one of several rooms that serve as a temporary shelter operated by Catholic Community Services.

While cold rain fell Thursday night, around 130 people from Central America took shelter at a Tucson motel after federal immigration officials asked local community groups to take them in, rather than have them released on the street. Read more»

People wait at the Morley pedestrian entrance in Nogales, Son., to enter the United States.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday that people who seek asylum in the United States may be returned to Mexico for "the duration of their immigration proceedings." Read more»

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